Jan 142016

IMG_1936The Amity Spartans Boys Hockey Team hosted the Branford Hornets in West Haven Wednesday night.

The first period was scoreless with both goalies working hard to keep the puck out of their space. But Branford got a jump on the second period with Zack Withington (10) making an unassisted goal at just :53. Amity fired shot after shot at the net, but Hornet goalie Justin Edwards deflected all of them. With just 2:01 remaining in the period, Withington scored again on an assist from Scott Klouda (21). Period 2 score 2-0 Branford.

When the third period came around it was do or die for both teams. Branford’s William Benni (24) scored on an assist from Michael Annunziata (18) at 5:37.

Amity quickly responded with an unassisted goal by Nick DeGennaro (5) at 6:24 and another at 7:39.

With the point spread narrowing, Branford fought back with an unassisted goal by Robert Lionetti (16) at 8:07.

After five minutes of back-and-forth, Amity scored again, when Charlie Csejka (7) slipped one by Edwards on an assist from Anthony Uscilla (16) at 13:26. [Score 4-3 Branford.]

With just :43 remaining in the game, Withington sealed Branford’s victory on an assist from Benni.

Branford outshot Amity 34-24.

Spartans Goalie Tyler Johnston (31) made some awesome stops.

Final Score 5-3 Branford.

Records: Amity 1-7; Branford 2-4-1

The Spartans are away for the next two games: 

Cranston, RI on Saturday, Jan. 16 at 8 p.m. and at North Branford, Monday, Jan. 18 at 1:45 p.m.

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